raga

noun ra·ga \ ˈrä-gə \
|Updated on: 5 May 2018

Definition of raga

1 : one of the ancient traditional melodic patterns or modes in Indian music
2 : an improvisation based on a traditional raga — compare tala

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Origin and Etymology of raga

Sanskrit rāga, literally, color, tone; akin to Sanskrit rajyati it reddens, Greek rhezein to dye


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